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New Tiguan a real mini-me Touareg

2011-02-07 08:48

‘HONEY I SHRUNK THE TOUAREG’: VW’s facelited Tiguan looks a lot more grown-up with its new front styling.

Facelift images of VW’s small SUV have leaked ahead of its Geneva auto show debut.

The Tiguan, which has sold an impressive 572 000 units since production started back in 2007, gains a revised grille as part of its mid-lifecycle refresh.

Since the launch of Golf 6, VW’s designers have been keen to apply their new signature front-end styling to as many of the company’s volume models as possible.

GLOBAL ROLL-OUT

Sporting a wider front grille framed by cubist inspired headlights (littered with LED illumination), the facelifted Tiguan has a strong family resemblance to its larger Touareg sibling.

VW’s timetable for its global roll-out of the facelifted SUV should see right-hand drive markets supplied with the new Tiguan by August.

Technical details won't be confirmed until the car’s Geneva auto show debut in March, yet the current line-up of twin-turbo petrol and diesel engines are expected to be carried over.

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